What is a short call substitute teacher?
- A short call sub may only teach for 15 consecutive days in one classroom assignment, in any subject or grade level
- Education Requirements: You must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university. Official transcripts must be provided to PELSB when you are applying for your initial license.
- Experience: No experience is required to receive a three-year, short call substitute teacher license.
- A short call substitute teacher is compensated $150.00/day (or $75.00 for half day assignments).
- Effective January 25, 2022 through February 28, 2022, short call substitute teachers will be compensated $200/day (or $100 for half day assignments).
- Complete Westonka Schools’ online job application Short Call Substitute Teachers available at https://www.westonka.k12.mn.us/jobs. You can also access this page by clicking Job Openings on the district website home page.
- Complete Westonka's employment forms, which will be provided after the online application has been submitted.
- Create an online account with Minnesota's Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) and complete the Short Call Substitute Teacher / Tier 1 License Application: https://mn.gov/pelsb/aspiring-educators/apply/.
- PELSB will ask you to consent to a criminal history background check, submit a fingerprint card, submit official transcripts (in the sealed envelope) and pay an initial licensing fee of $91.95.
- Note: It would be beneficial to order official transcripts (mailed to you; do NOT break seal), order the fingerprint card from PELSB and get fingerprints recorded at a police station ASAP. These can be done prior to submitting the license application.
- If you have questions about the licensure process, please contact PELSB at email@example.com.
- If you already hold a current Minnesota Teaching License or Short Call Substitute Teaching License, then you can skip to the next step.
- Complete Westonka's Substitute Teacher Digital Workshop. This digital file will be shared with you electronically.
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